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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Here Kitty, Kitty, Kitty

I've been trying to think of something new and wonderful to post about, but the truth is that I live a very ordinary though busy life. The only thing that's been on my mind lately has been linens so I will show you some more photos of vintage embroidered items. Last time it was sweet little blue birds. This time it's all about the kitty cats.

The cross stitched kitty above was embroidered on a pillowcase. It's a newer design and not vintage at all, but I loved it anyway, especially because it says "perfect friends" just above her.

The design of two kitties in the basket below is very old. They are hand embroidered on a runner. It's nothing fancy but oh so cute.

I love the expression on this kitty playing with the butterfly! So Sweet and happy!

It's hand embroidered on a simple but pretty pillowcase.

I can't have cats in our home because my hubby is allergic so I enjoy them in embroidered pieces.

I'm always talking about embroidery, but just look at the beautiful hand embroidered lace trim that goes all the way around the runner.

The kitty in the basket below is an old, old design. The stitches are so tiny that the embroidery work looks like it's been drawn on instead of needle work.

My favorite linens to collect are pillowcases, runners and dish towels. I try to use them in "real life" when ever I can. It's funny when people come over and are so surprised to see that I really do use them.

Dish towels add such a touch of charm and whimsy to my kitchen. And they're so easy to care for, too. I love the colors on this sweet kitty dish towel.

Hopefully I'll be selling linens again on eBay some time soon. I still have several baskets to go through and prepare, but I just keep on procrastinating. Oh well, some day I'll get to it....


Patricia :o)


Anonymous said...

I embroidered the kitty at the top too! But I can't remember if I gave it to my niece or if I put it somewhere for safe keeping..HMMMMM...I was making them for my niece but I may have given them to her early...42 and I can't remember...ugh! Have a nice evening and thank you for your sweet comments...Hugs, Jennifer

Duchess of Tea said...

Patricia darling I am not a cat person however these cats are so playfully adorable, hard not to like them. As for your pieces, I am in love with all of them. So far, I have not seen a treasure on your blog that I have not fancied. I would love to spend sometime in your linen cupboard and just look. Enjoy them.

Love & Hugs

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

I never tire of seeing your linens because I love to look at them! The ones in this post are darling!~Patti

Kate said...

the linens are so very beautiful and lovely. I must say I love the music on your blog as well I just want to stay on here and rest. Thank you for stopping by and leaving a sweet note.

Have a blessed week

GardenofDaisies said...

Well I am happy to see all your vintage embroidered linen posts! :-) You just keep on posting as many as you like! I really like all your cute kitties!
I use my embroidered pillowcases and tablecloths all the time too.

silk purse said...

I always enjoy your visits! Thanks for coming to tea!
Those embroidered kitties are sooo sweet!

Hugs, Wanda Lee @ The Plumed

Sandi said...

Hi Patricia,
So nice to meet you!! I love vintage linens too. Your kitty ones remind me of our cat that we lost last year. Sure wish she was still here. She was the best cat ever and was good at hunting mice too!! lol
Have a beautiful day...I am running out the door!!

Peonies & Magnolias said...

How cute all your kitties are. They are special to my daughter and I enjoyed seeing your collection so much.


Shirleyanne said...

Love your collection of linens
I'm sure hours of work had gone into each of these.

Many thanks for visiting my blog & your comments.

Kindest Regards

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I love old linens, so I really enjoyed looking at your blog. I saw where you mentioned Roundtop. My good friend visited there last fall with her sister, who lives in Houston. My Mom is from Texas, so I have many wonderful memories of times spent in Texas. We still have lots of relatives there. As a child, we visited the Hemisfair in San Antonio. I loved the River Walk and the great Mexican food. Love & blessings from NC!

debi said...

Hi Patricia!

I LOVE embroidered linens...and you've got some really pretty ones!!

The kittens are adorable, and you don't have to worry about cleaning up after those! hehe!


Joanne Kennedy said...

Those are so cute! I love all of them and couldn't pick out the one I liked the best. I'm like you and think about who made them and used them before. I think it's wonderful that you use your items rather then just keep them for show pieces. I think we should all use the things we have that are old.


Gina E. said...

Awww, they are all so cute! I have many kitten doilies as well, and just love them all.

Karen said...

So sweet! I love cats too. The bird linen is just beautiful also.

Leann said...

What a beautiful collection and in such great condition. Let me know when you have your etsy ready.

Thanks for popping by. I just became a follower so we can become fast friends


Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

You have some beautiful linens. I have several my Grandmother, Aunt and a dear friend have made for me. I certainly cherish them.
hugs ~lynne~

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Sooooo cute! I've never seen so many kitty linens all in one place. They're lovely!

Thanks so much for coming to visit...I love company.


Carolyn said...

Love all your vintage linens -the bluebird ones are really pretty too.I find it hard to resist all old handiwork too.


Eggs In My Pocket / Yesteryear Embroideries said...

What a wonderful collection. Do you ever set up shop and sell your collection to others? Or do you just enjoy collecting. I noticed on your profile, you mentioned working on your vintage collection interesting! blessings,Kathleen

Lavender Cottage said...

Such pretty kitties. Enjoyed seeing your collection.

Linda said...

What a lovely collection of linens. I love kitties and these are the sweetest pieces. I have a small collections of linens and I'm always looking for more pieces...nice pieces in good condition are getting harder and harder to find..but that's what makes it fun, you never know when you'll find a treasure...hugs, Linda

Warm Hugs Design said...

Thanks for sharing your wonderful embroidered kitty collection. I love vintage linens too!

Warm hugs,